Welfare of chickens

These information sheets are provided for your interest. They should not replace veterinary advice from your veterinary surgeon.

Whilst every effort is taken to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information provided, your specific circumstances must be discussed before advice can be given.

The Codes of Recommendations for Welfare of Laying Hens and Meat Chickens and Breeding Chickens contain the relevent recommendations which all keepers of chickens must follow. These represent the lowest acceptable welfare conditions.

Laying hens

Meat chickens and Breeding chickens